Efficy launch LinkedIn integration


LinkedIn Efficy IntegrationEfficy have certainly been busy making changes this summer all to make business that little bit easier for us.

The latest aid from Efficy is its integration with LinkedIn. This new integration allows you to search linked-in profiles starting from Efficy. It makes perfect sense as you can view their profile with just one click and gain information about their professional experience and interests.

LinkedIn started as a social network for professionals but it is much more than that now.  It has so many uses for businesses depending on what you want to use it for. It goes without saying that LinkedIn is an invaluable network building tool.  By conducting simple searches you can find thousands of experts in your field, service providers and potential clients. You can even use LinkedIn for recruitment. Yes technology is making every aspect of running a business easier, even the basics.

Does your business have a blog? Then why not use LinkedIn to promote it? As opposed to other social networking sites LinkedIn will target your professional contacts and serve the purpose of your business; to raise awareness and generate sales. This virtual community holds endless possibilities for your business. You can even gain recommendations, which are testimonials from your contacts. What better way to add credibility to your business or yourself?

So the integration of Efficy with Linked-in is a big deal! The LinkedIn profile of a contact from Efficy is added to the contact cards, which is visible in the private address section. By searching LinkedIn from Efficy the user can import a persons name, picture and link this to the profile page. The benefits of this integration apart from connecting you directly to LinkedIn are as follows: It allows you to stay up-to-date with contacts, new businesses, new services basically anything which is relevant to you and your business. To stay ahead of the game and maintain a successful business it is essential you are always one step ahead and well informed.  Keeping in touch with your contacts is made easier, it opens up new channels of communication and ways for you to introduce or be introduced to new contacts through ones you have already acquired.

The best part in my opinion is the photo integration. Being able to put a face to a name always makes things more real and they do say that a picture says a thousand words. With this integration you can import the picture from LinkedIn, Outlook or add it directly through Efficy interface. Its always nice to have a choice!

With everything together and endless benefits for business, there’s no excuse not to be integrated. Hopefully it is just the beginning of integrating all virtual information needed for our every day work lives. Perhaps Efficy could pioneer this? Lets hope so.

About the author 

Pete Baikins

Pete Baikins is an international authority on gamification, a lifelong gamer, successful entrepreneur and a lecturer. As CEO of Gamification+ Ltd he mentors and trains companies world-wide on the use of gamification to solve business challenges. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the UK's Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is co-host of the health gamification podcast Health Points and is also Chair of Gamification Europe, the annual conference for Gamification practitioners.

Pete is an Honorary Ambassador for GamFed (International Gamification Confederation), having previously been the Chair from 2014 to February 2019, whose aim is to spread best practices within and support the gamification industry.

After 15 years as a Lecturer on gamification and entrepreneurship at the University of Brighton he now guest lectures on Gamification at King’s College London and at ESCP Europe at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Over the past 20 years Pete has built and sold two businesses. One was in security software and the more recent one was a telecoms and internet connectivity business. He is also an Ambassador for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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